"Islam is a religion of peace in which fighting and war are seen only as a last resorts....
There are different levels of Jihad:
Jihad means ‘to struggle in the way of Allah’.
Greater Jihad is the way in which every Muslim makes a personal effort to follow the teachings of Allah (God) and to fight evil.
Lesser Jihad is when Muslims fight to protect their religion.
The idea of Jihad is often misunderstood by non-Muslims who then see Islam as not being a pacifist religion.
Muslims may fight in self-defence but are forbidden to begin a fight. The aim of fighting is to create a situation where Muslims are free to worship Allah and live in peace.
One aim of Holy War may be to create a democracy where people are free to live their lives without beliefs and politics being imposed on them. There must be no hatred or vengeance in the fighting. As soon as peace is offered, fighting must stop. Once peace has been restored the differences between people must be resolved...."
I don't normally mention Islam on this blog except when the context is directly relevant to Jews or Israel. But when I read something like the above, from the BBC, and then view something like the video below, which is new, and tells us something diametrically different, I ask myself who is (perhaps unwittingly) deceiving whom.
Is the man in the video a hopelessly out-of-touch bigot, or is the notoriously leftist Al Beeb, and perhaps the curriculum itself, feeding school students an apologetic interpretation, perhaps through wishful thinking? For if the man in the video is right, those students may one day be in for a rude awakening...